Flight MH370 Update: Debris in Mozambique "Almost Certainly" From Missing Malaysian Plane

Source: AP
Source: AP

Debris recently found in Mozambique is "almost certainly" from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia's minister for infrastructure and transport, Darren Chester, said in an official statement on Thursday.

The case of MH370 has vexed the world ever since March 8, 2014, when it suddenly disappeared while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing without a trace. The 239 passengers and crew on board are presumed dead. 

"The analysis has concluded the debris is almost certainly from MH370," Chester, whose department has been leading the charge in the search, said.

Furthermore, Malaysia's Minister of Transport released a statement noting that, "the paint and stenciling on both parts match those used by Malaysia Airlines" and "almost certainly are from MH370." 

This is the latest in what has been a piecemeal discovery process. In August 2015, part of an MH370 wing was found on an island in the Indian Ocean, and on Tuesday another piece of debris found off the coast of South Africa is also believed to belong to the missing plane.

"The search for MH370 continues," Chester said. "There are 25,000 square kilometers of the underwater search area still to be searched. We are focused on completing this task and remain hopeful the aircraft will be found."

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Natasha Noman

Natasha is a News Staff Writer covering global affairs. She previously reported on regional affairs from Pakistan. Natasha is based in New York and can be reached at natasha@mic.com.

MORE FROM

Movement for Black Lives activists disrupt Minneapolis Pride to protest Philando Castile verdict

Protesters reportedly held signs with messages like "No KKKops at Pride."

Protesters reportedly arrested near NYC's Stonewall Inn, Pride March endpoint

The reason for the arrests were not immediately known.

Marchers arrested in Istanbul as Pride parade continues despite cancellation

The organizers' decision to move forward with the previously cancelled march led to clashes with police.

Car slams into Eid celebrants in UK, injuring 6; police say terrorism isn't suspected

Police say they believe an Eid celebrant was behind the wheel of the car that injured six outside a mosque.

Oil truck explodes in Pakistan, killing at least 153

The deadly fire broke out as residents rushed to collect the leaking oil from the overturned tanker.

Will Justice Anthony Kennedy retire at end of Supreme Court term? Here's what we know.

Rumors that the 80-year-old swing justice may leave the bench are fueling fear of a second Trump pick on the nation's high court.

Movement for Black Lives activists disrupt Minneapolis Pride to protest Philando Castile verdict

Protesters reportedly held signs with messages like "No KKKops at Pride."

Protesters reportedly arrested near NYC's Stonewall Inn, Pride March endpoint

The reason for the arrests were not immediately known.

Marchers arrested in Istanbul as Pride parade continues despite cancellation

The organizers' decision to move forward with the previously cancelled march led to clashes with police.

Car slams into Eid celebrants in UK, injuring 6; police say terrorism isn't suspected

Police say they believe an Eid celebrant was behind the wheel of the car that injured six outside a mosque.

Oil truck explodes in Pakistan, killing at least 153

The deadly fire broke out as residents rushed to collect the leaking oil from the overturned tanker.

Will Justice Anthony Kennedy retire at end of Supreme Court term? Here's what we know.

Rumors that the 80-year-old swing justice may leave the bench are fueling fear of a second Trump pick on the nation's high court.